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Enduimet Wildlife Corridor Ride

9 days / 6 days riding from £ 3,835

Riding levels

Each of our trips is assigned a minimum level of riding ability required. This reflects whether there is technical riding required; the terrain to be covered; the liveliness of the horses; the length of the riding days and the riding fitness required.




For novice riders, these riding holidays will give beginners the chance to get used to being in the saddle. In general, a beginner/ novice hasn't learned how to canter and has not yet mastered rising trot. They are able to mount safely and to control a horse at a walk. 



For intermediate riders who are at ease at 2 paces (walk and rising trot and are starting to canter in a forward seat) out in open countryside. The intermediate rider is able to mount and dismount their horse unassisted, use basic riding aids, ride at a rising trot for at least 10 minutes, to change and control the pace from a walk to a trot and comfortably canter over short distances.



For experienced riders who have mastered all 3 paces (walk, rising trot, canter in a forward seat) over uneven terrain. The experienced rider rides regularly, has a good seat and is confident of their own ability. They are able to control the horse at speed and change direction of their horse at any pace and in any circumstance as needed.



For advanced riders who have mastered all 4paces (walk, rising trot, canter gallop in a forward seat) over uneven terrain on all types of horses including those that are very spirited. The advanced rider rides regularly has good physical fitness, has good soft hands and has the ability to gallop for long stretches without getting tired.



For all riders, whether they are novices, intermediate level, experienced or advanced. Each rider will be allocated a horse that is suited to their ability. These riding holidays have a level of difficulty that can be adapted to the capabilities of each rider. For example: working with cattle on a ranch, dressage training, endurance training, natural horsemanship, trail riding orcentre based safaris.



For beginners and intermediate level riders. Each rider will be allocated a horse that is suited to their ability level. These riding holidays have a level of difficulty that can be adapted to the capability of each rider. For example: working with cattle on a ranch, dressage training, endurance ridingtraining natural horsemanship and centre based safaris.



For beginners, intermediate level  and experienced riders. Each rider will be allocated a horse that is suited to their ability level. These riding holidays have a level of difficulty that can be adapted to the capabilities of each rider. For example: working with cattle on a ranch, dressage training, endurance ridingtraining natural horsemanship and centre based safaris.



For intermediate level and experienced riders. Each rider will be allocated a horse that is suited to their ability level. These riding holidays have a level of difficulty that can be adapted to the capabilities of each rider. For example: working with cattle on a ranch, dressage training, long-distance ridingtraining,endurance ridingtraining natural horsemanship and centre based safaris.



For intermediate level, experiencedand advanced riders. Each rider will be allocated a horse that is suited to their ability level. These riding holidays have a level of difficulty that can be adapted to the capabilities of each rider. For example: working with cattle on a ranch, dressage training, long-distance ridingtrainingendurance ridingtraining natural horsemanship and centre based safaris.



For experiencedand advanced riders. Each rider will be allocated a horse that is suited to their ability level. These riding holidays have a level of difficulty that can be adapted to the capabilities of each rider. For example: working with cattle on a ranch, dressage training, long-distance ridingtraining,endurance ridingtraining natural horsemanship and centre based safaris.

Comfort

Each of our rides has been assigned an expected level of comfort

Nights in luxury camps with proper beds and linen. Toilets and showers are usually provided.

 

EQUUS JOURNEYS Fingerpost Cottage
Hopton Wafers
Shropshire, DY140NA. UK
Phone : +44 (0) 1905 388977
INFO@EQUUS-JOURNEYS.COM

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TANZANIA-Enduimet Wildlife Corridor Ride

9 days / 6 days riding from 3835£


Activity :

Level :

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A mobile riding safari in a big game area of Tanzania, surrounded by four giants - Nount Longido, Namanga, Mt Meru, and the greatest of them all, Mount Kilimanjaro. Ride through Maasai villages and interact with the locals, before cantering across the pans of Lake Amboseli. A unique chance to experience the life of the Masai whilst on a horseback safari.

Strengths

- Mobile safari staying in dome tents with bucket showers and bush toilets
- Big game area offering the chance to ride with elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra etc
- Opportunties for fast riding on the dried out pans of Lake Amboseli (weather permitting)
- There may be options for jumping, particularly around the cattle bomas
- Ride through traditional Maasai villages
- Experience the wonder of Mount Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru, Longido and Namanga

Itinerary

Day 1: LONDON - ARUSHA - No riding

Depart the UK on a day flight to Kilimanjaro airport, aiming to arrive between 18.00 and 20.30 (flight not included). If your flight is earlier or later, you will be required to pay an additional transfer fee of c £45 per vehicle. Please note that, depending on flight schedules it may be necessary to depart the UK a day earlier and spend a night either in Kenya or Tanzania.

You will be met on arrival at Kilimanjaro airport (Arusha) and transferred c. 30 minutes to your accommodation for the night at the Safari Polo Club. The camp is beautifully located on a wildlife estate with great views of Mt Meru - and even Mt Kilimanjaro on a clear day. Depending on your arrival time, you will have the chance to rest before dinner with your group.

NB. Please note that this itinerary is a guide - the actual route will depend on game movements and local conditions but always with your best interests at heart.

Day 2: MOUNT MERU - 1-2 hours riding

Accommodation : SAFARI CAMP TANZANIA

After breakfast you are transferred from your lodge to your camp, close to Mount Meru, the second highest mountain of Tanzania.

After being shown to your tent, time for refreshments before a short introductory ride to get to know your horse. The vegetation will change dramatically from open grassland to rain forest, with the possibility of seeing elephants, buffaloes, leopards and plains games. The big canopy forests are stunning and the atmosphere is quite eerie. After lunch you will also ride by Margarete Trappe's old house.

Camp is set at the foot of Mt Meru. The day ends around the campfire with a drink in your hand, and before dinner the safari briefing takes place to prepare everyone for the next day's adventure.

Day 3: NGAREJANI - MOMELLA LAKES - 4-6 hours

Accommodation : SAFARI CAMP TANZANIA

After an early wake up call (perhaps from the very talkative Colobus monkeys...) and breakfast, mount your horse and head towards the area where the movie Hatari was filmed.
Half way into the morning ride, you will start the climb with the horses, aiming to reach the “Fig Tree Arch”, a massive fig tree arch, big enough to fit five horses underneath it!

The ride continues until you reach lunch, beautifully located in the rain forest next to a waterfall. You are now on about 2000 meters above sea level. After lunch you head back towards camp, passing by another waterfall on the way back.

After returning to camp, there will be an option to jump into the vehicles and go visit the Momella lakes, hoping to see some hippos and beautiful water birds. Sundowners at the lakes before heading back to camp for showers and dinner.

Day 4: MOMELLA LAKES - AMBOSELI - 4-6 hours riding

Accommodation : SAFARI CAMP TANZANIA

You wake up with the sun and after a big breakfast is served, it is time to get on your horse. Today the plan is to ride out of Arusha National Park. The directions are eastbound heading towards Mount Kilimanjaro and leaving Mount Meru behind. The day'sride is long and amongst Tanzanian farmland and the Massai steppe: it is scenic with many cultural interactions as the rides goes along.

You will likely make use of the cooler hours in the morning and try to cover as much ground as possible. Lunch is served under a big acacia tree, sometimes near to a dam where the Massai water their cattle. The horses also have the opportunity to have a drink. You will have a long stop for lunch, with time for a siesta to regain some strength. The afternoon sees you entering into rich wildlife areas again, continuing across opened plains, making sure you reach camp before the sun hits the horizon.

Day 5: AMBOSELI PANS - 4-6 hours riding

Accommodation : SAFARI CAMP TANZANIA

Early wake up with coffee and tea before a bush breakfast is served. The day will be spent tracking the biggest land living mammal: the elephants. The terrain differs from thick scrublands to acacia woodland. You will return to camp for lunch and head out for another ride in the afternoon. Before sunset, you return to camp to enjoy another night in this remote and remarkable place on earth.

Day 6: AMBOSELI PANS - 4-6 hours riding

Accommodation : SAFARI CAMP TANZANIA

The safari starts heading towards the so-called Seven Sisters. After crossing the seven hills (Seven Sisters) you ride through Sinya Village and continue towards lunch, served under a shady tree. The terrain varies from opened grassland to beautiful canopy forests. The day offers good chance of seeing plains game such as zebras, giraffes and wildebeests but most important is the presence of the shy antelope - the Gerenuk.

The night is spent between the four powerful mountains, Mt Meru, Namanga, Longido and the most legendary of all, Mt Kilimanjaro.

Day 7: AMBOSELI - 4-6 hours riding

Accommodation : SAFARI CAMP TANZANIA

Wake up with the sun, then ride towards the Kenyan border. This day will be spent tracking the footsteps of the elephants. The night will be spent overlooking the pans with its plains game on constant alert for predators.

Day 8: AMBOSELI - ARUSHA - 2-3 hours riding

After a leisurely breakfast, it is time to set off on your very last ride in the Tanzanian wilderness. You will be back at the Camp on time for lunch, followed by your transfer back to Arusha (c. 3 hours drive).

A room will be made available at the Polo Club for the afternoon, before heading back to Kilimanjaro Airport and your flight back to the UK.

Day 9: London -

Arrive back to London


Price details

- International flights are not included but can be booked on request.

- Groups are usually a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 riders, plus guides (6-15 in the summer July - August)

- Wildlife Management Area (Park) fees of USD960 in 2019/2020 (c. £750) are not included in the above prices, but will be invoiced. Although we try to keep this website updated to reflect recent changes on taxes and levies, they are subject to change without prior notice.

- There is no single supplement if you are willing to share with another rider. To request your own tent is an additional c. USD50/£40 per night (2019/2020).

- Other departures are possible and can be planned on request throughout the year, except during April and May which correspond with the long rainy season in Tanzania.
Please Note
The itinerary may be modified at anytime for security reasons, meteorological or events beyond our control such as blocked roads, rivers in flood, drought, strikes and local holidays. Equus Journeys, our local partners and their local guides will always strive to find the best solution and will alter the itinerary as needed.
The names of the hotels and accommodation are given for information only and depending on availability, they may be modified without notice and replaced by another of a similar standard.

PRICE INCLUDES

Support Team

Safari guide and back up guide
1 additional guide for groups of 6+ riders

Logistic

1 cook
1 support vehicle
1 assistant cook
1 horse equipped with saddle and bridle

Inland transports

Private 4X4 vehicle

Accommodation

2 person deluxe safari tents
Bedding

Meals

Full board from first diner to last breakfast

Additional equipment

Flying Doctor membership (fly out insurance)

OPTION

Accommodation

Single tent supplement

PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE

Meals

Beverage and personal extra

Transports

Visa fees
International flights

Extra

Tips to local team
Wildlife Management Area (Park) fees separately invoiced

Insurance

Cancellation and travel insurance are not included in the above listed price. Please note that insurance is mandatory. We recommend taking out an insurance policy as soon as your trip is booked to cover you in case of cancellation

TIPS

It is customary to tip in Tanzania and we would recommend c. USD20-35 per person per day, but this is entirely at your discretion. We suggest tipping your lead guide who can distribute the money amongst all members of the team.

HORSES

There are 15 horses, a mixture of Thoroughbreds and local breeds. They are well schooled and responsive mounts for competent riders. English saddles or trail saddles are used and the horses will respond to English or Western aids.

MINIMUM RIDING ABILITY

As this is an area of potentially dangerous game you need to be an experienced rider, competent and confident at all paces in open spaces. There may be requirements to gallop out of danger and opportunities to jump (although these are optional).

Please note that there is a rider weight limit of 85kgs.

PACE

There will be long spells of walking whilst viewing game, but there are plenty of opportunities for long trots and canters across open grasslands. Weather permitting there may also be good gallops across the pans of Lake Amboseli.

TACKING ABILITY AND PARTICIPATION

Your horse will be groomed and tacked up for you but you may be asked to assist with untacking at lunch spots and on arrival into camp in the evenings.

TRIP CONDITIONS AND REQUESTED EXPERIENCE

You need to be physically fit for the long hours in the saddle in the African sun. The terrain can be varied to include holes, branches and ascents/descents of river banks so you need to be balanced and secure in the saddle.
Riders who do not ride regularly must get riding fit before joining this safari.

You will meet different cultures and mentalities which requires acceptance of these differences and respect for others.

EQUESTRIAN EQUIPMENT

Saddle bags are provided so that you can keep essentials with you during the day.
We recommend our riders to wear a helmet to the correct standard and you should bring your own to ensure a proper fit.

COMFORT

Kaskazi Flycamp uses large bell tents, each with proper beds, ensuite bush toilets and bucket showers.

The first night in Arusha is spent at the permanent camp at the Polo Safari club. There are ten fully equipped tents (en-suite - flush toilets). There is WiFi in the clubhouse and a swimming pool.

CLIMATE

Tanzania has two main seasons - the dry season and the wet season. The dry season is from May to October, when it is unlikely to rain and the daytime temperatures are warm.
There are two rainy seasons: the long rains extend from mid-March to early May, with the majority of the rain in April. Evenings can be cool or even cold.
The short rains are from early November to mid December - during this period the rain is not constant but falls in heavy showers during the day.

The hottest months are December to February.

Around Mount Kilimanjaro there is often snowfall overnight in January and February, and freezing cold nights in July and August.

Meals

Meals are prepared by a professionally trained bush chef.
Breakfast is traditional and includes fresh fruit juice
Lunch is either sandwiches from the saddle bags or a selection of light dishes produced from the support vehicle in a shady spot.
Dinner is three courses and a mixture of local and international dishes with fresh salads and freshly baked bread.
Drinks are included whilst on safari but payable locally at lodges added on at the beginning/end.

Support Team

Guide and local team

You will likely be guided by owner Jo and at least one back-up rider. They are English speaking and have a great knowledge of the fauna and flora.

Packing list

Head
- Equus Journeys strongly recommend that you wear a riding helmet and that you take your own to ensure a correct fit.
-Sunhat for when not riding
- Sunglasses - with a cord attached so they don't fly off when riding
- Buff or bandana

Upper body
- Long sleeved shirts provide protection from the sun and thorns
- T-shirts
- Fleece, jumper or jacket - the evenings can be cold
- Waterproof jacket - the rains can be difficult to foresee and it's better to be prepared
- Casual clothes for the evening

Legs
- Lightweight, comfortable riding trousers or jodhpurs - we recommend riding in them at home before taking them on holiday to ensure they don't rub
- Shorts for lazy lunchtimes
- Casual clothes for the evening

Hands and Feet
- Comfortable riding boots. We recommend short boots with half chaps but you may wish to take long chaps to protect against thorns. We don't recommend taking your favourite long leather boots in case they get damaged
- Sandals, flip-flops or trainers for moving around the lodge and camp
- Gloves - your hands are particularly exposed to the sun whilst riding

Nightwear

Our Recommendations
- Please don't take a hard sided suitcase. Your luggage should be soft sided for easy transportation between camps.
- Wherever possible you should wear neutral colours, such as beige, brown or natural bush colours for riding as bright colours, such as red, yellow or white can startle the wildlife and they will see you long before you've seen them
- We recommend travelling in your riding boots and carrying your hat and some riding clothes in your hand luggage - then if your luggage goes astray you are still able to ride!

Other useful items
- Waterbottle to keep in the saddlebags
- Swimsuit - for the Lake Natron ride
- Towel. A camping towel will both dry quicker and pack lighter
- Binoculars for viewing game
- Camera and high capacity memory card. Spare battery
- Bumbag for carrying your camera and small items whilst riding
- Headtorch or small torch for moving around camp at night

In your luggage
- Any liquids, such as shampoo, moisturiser, deodorant unless they are less than 100ml and all bottles can fit in a small, clear, plastic ziplock bag

In your hand luggage
- Any valuables, such as your camera, ipod, ipad etc.
- Your riding hat

Medical kit
- Sunscreen and lip balm - must be high factor
- Insect repellent, preferably containing deet
- Any medication you regularly take
- Blister plasters in case of any rubs
- Antiseptic cream, plasters, aspirin, anti-histamine, insect-bite salve etc...
- Spare prescription glasses/contact lenses
- Ear plugs, particularly if you are a light sleeper
- Anti malarial tablets and Yellow Fever Certificate (check with your doctor)

ENTRY FORMALITIES

A passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of entry to Tanzania is required by all nationals of Australia, USA, Canada, the UK and other EU countries.
While still part of Tanzania, Zanzibar and the other islands are administered autonomously; they have their own immigration procedures and you will be asked to show your passport on entry and exit.

Visas
Visas for Tanzania are required by all nationals referred to above, except:
Nationals of Cyprus and Romania, who do not require a visa.
You can obtain single-entry and transit visas on arrival at the port of entry into Tanzania. Passport photos are not required; all other requirements must be in place.
Visa note:
Nationals not mentioned are advised to contact the embassy or high commission to check visa requirements for Tanzania.
Types and cost:
Single-entry tourist visa: US$50 on arrival (the exception is US citizens for whom a single-entry visa is US$100) or £40 in advance.
Multiple-entry business visa: £80 (six months) or £100 (12 months).
Validity:
Single-entry tourist visa: up to three months from the date of issue. You can re-enter Tanzania on the same visa (providing it is still valid) if coming into Tanzania for a second time from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda or Burundi.

IMPORTANT:
Tanzania has announced that it will ban single-use polythene bags from June 2019 in the war against plastic pollution.

Travellers bringing plastic bags in the country may face heave fines. Please do not try to bring in any plastic bags (including zip lock bags for liquids under 100ml) into the country.

Addresses of consulates

  • Paris | Ambassade de Tanzanie
    7 ter rue de Leonard de Vinci
    75116 Paris
    Tél. : 01.53.70.63.66
    Fax :
    ambtanzanie@wanadoo.fr
  • Ambassade de France en Tanzanie
    Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road
    PO Box 2349
    Dar es Salaam
    Tél. : +255 22 219 88 00
    Fax :
    contact@ambafrance-tz.org
  • Tanzanian High Commission
    3 Stratford Place
    W1C 1AS London
    Tél. : +44 (0) 207 569 1470
    Fax :
    balozi@tanzania-online.gov.uk

HEALTH

There are no vaccinations legally required to travel to Tanzania except that you will need to have a cholera stamp (to prove you don't have the disease) if you plan to visit Zanzibar. And you need a Yellow Fever vaccination if you have travelled to a country (7 days or less before entering Tanzania) where that disease is widely prevalent. A yellow fever vaccination is often recommended anyway!
The general vaccinations against Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio (DTP) are recommended, as are both Hepatitis A and Typhoid.
If you are staying longer than 3 months or have a particular risk you might consider a Rabies vaccination. Vaccination against Tuberculosis and Hepatitis B are also sometimes recommended for stays longer than 3 months.
Like most African countries south of the Sahara, Malaria is prevalent in the country. Don't underestimate this tropical disease and take precautions. Buy repellent (preferably with 50% DEET), and sleep under a net.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

It is a condition of your booking with Equus Journeys that you have travel insurance which covers you for the riding activities to be undertaken. Your travel insurance should cover you for medical expenses and repatriation. Your guides will require your travel insurance details before they allow you to ride and may refuse to let you ride if you cannot provide them. You should take your insurance documents with you.

TELEPHONE AND JET LAG

Mobile phone roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies. Tanzania's many cellular networks cover almost all towns, the urban sections of the coast, Zanzibar and the tourist areas, but not some of the parks and reserves or the southwest of Tanzania away from the towns and the main road. SIM and top-up cards for the pay-as-you-go mobile providers are available just about everywhere; in the towns and cities they often have their own shops, but you can buy cards from roadside vendors anywhere, even in the smallest of settlements.
GMT + 3 hours
Dialling code +255

BUDGET AND MONEY

Tanzanian Shilling (TZS; symbol TSh). Notes are in denominations of TSh10,000, 5000, 2,000, 1,000 and 500. Coins are in denominations of TSh200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 but these are worth very little and are rarely used. In Kiswahili, it is shilingi and written prices are often denoted with the symbol /=; i.e. 100/= is the same as TSh100.
Credit cards:
Most top-end hotels, safari lodges, airlines and tour operators accept Visa and MasterCard (American Express and Diners Club less so), though a commission of 2-5% is usually charged. Budget hotels and most restaurants and shops do not accept credit cards, and they are rarely accepted for payment outside the main tourist areas.
ATM:
Cash can easily be withdrawn from ATMs using Visa or MasterCard. Any sizeable town has at least one bank with an ATM, and there are ATMs at the larger airports. ATMs generally only dispense notes in increments of TSh 10,000 and these larger notes are often hard for people to change – hoard smaller change whenever possible to pay for taxi fares, snacks, souvenirs and the like.
The import and export of local currency is prohibited, so use up you Shillings before departing.

VOLTAGE

230 volts AC, 50Hz. Plugs are mostly UK-style square three-pin, but round three-pin plugs are also in use. Power cuts are common in the rainy season, though most large hotels have back-up generators.

ACTIVITY :Horseback Safari

LEVEL :Help

COMFORT :Help

A mobile riding safari in a big game area of Tanzania, surrounded by four giants - Nount Longido, Namanga, Mt Meru, and the greatest of them all, Mount Kilimanjaro. Ride through Maasai villages and interact with the locals, before cantering across the pans of Lake Amboseli. A unique chance to experience the life of the Masai whilst on a horseback safari.

  • Enduimet wildlife corridor ride
    Enduimet wildlife corridor ride
  • Watching the locals at work on your horseback safari
    Mobile horesback riding safari in Tanzania
  • Great elephant viewings in Tanzania
    Elephant and horses in Tanznaia
  • A sensational riding experience
    Horseback riding in Tanzania
  • Discover a new culture on a horseback safari
    Horseback riding in Tanzania
  • Delicious picnics during your ride - a well-deserved break!
    Riding safari in Tanzania
  • A group of riders on safari in Tanzania
    Mobile riding safari in the Enduimet wildlife corridor
  • Comfortable walk-in tents at Camp
    Riding safari in the Enduimet Tanzania
  • Up close with the elephant
    Mobile horseback riding safari in Tanzania
  • Getting up close and personal
    Mobile horse riding safari in Tanzania
  • Relaxing evenings around the fire in Tanzania
    Mobile riding safari in the Enduimet wildlife corridor

STRENGTHS

- Mobile safari staying in dome tents with bucket showers and bush toilets
- Big game area offering the chance to ride with elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra etc
- Opportunties for fast riding on the dried out pans of Lake Amboseli (weather permitting)
- There may be options for jumping, particularly around the cattle bomas
- Ride through traditional Maasai villages
- Experience the wonder of Mount Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru, Longido and Namanga

ITINERARY

Day 1: LONDON - ARUSHA - No riding

Depart the UK on a day flight to Kilimanjaro airport, aiming to arrive between 18.00 and 20.30 (flight not included). If your flight is earlier or later, you will be required to pay an additional transfer fee of c £45 per vehicle. Please note that, depending on flight schedules it may be necessary to depart the UK a day earlier and spend a night either in Kenya or Tanzania.

You will be met on arrival at Kilimanjaro airport (Arusha) and transferred c. 30 minutes to your accommodation for the night at the Safari Polo Club. The camp is beautifully located on a wildlife estate with great views of Mt Meru - and even Mt Kilimanjaro on a clear day. Depending on your arrival time, you will have the chance to rest before dinner with your group.

NB. Please note that this itinerary is a guide - the actual route will depend on game movements and local conditions but always with your best interests at heart.

Day 2: MOUNT MERU - 1-2 hours riding

Accommodation : SAFARI CAMP TANZANIA

After breakfast you are transferred from your lodge to your camp, close to Mount Meru, the second highest mountain of Tanzania.

After being shown to your tent, time for refreshments before a short introductory ride to get to know your horse. The vegetation will change dramatically from open grassland to rain forest, with the possibility of seeing elephants, buffaloes, leopards and plains games. The big canopy forests are stunning and the atmosphere is quite eerie. After lunch you will also ride by Margarete Trappe's old house.

Camp is set at the foot of Mt Meru. The day ends around the campfire with a drink in your hand, and before dinner the safari briefing takes place to prepare everyone for the next day's adventure.

Day 3: NGAREJANI - MOMELLA LAKES - 4-6 hours

Accommodation : SAFARI CAMP TANZANIA

After an early wake up call (perhaps from the very talkative Colobus monkeys...) and breakfast, mount your horse and head towards the area where the movie Hatari was filmed.
Half way into the morning ride, you will start the climb with the horses, aiming to reach the “Fig Tree Arch”, a massive fig tree arch, big enough to fit five horses underneath it!

The ride continues until you reach lunch, beautifully located in the rain forest next to a waterfall. You are now on about 2000 meters above sea level. After lunch you head back towards camp, passing by another waterfall on the way back.

After returning to camp, there will be an option to jump into the vehicles and go visit the Momella lakes, hoping to see some hippos and beautiful water birds. Sundowners at the lakes before heading back to camp for showers and dinner.

Day 4: MOMELLA LAKES - AMBOSELI - 4-6 hours riding

Accommodation : SAFARI CAMP TANZANIA

You wake up with the sun and after a big breakfast is served, it is time to get on your horse. Today the plan is to ride out of Arusha National Park. The directions are eastbound heading towards Mount Kilimanjaro and leaving Mount Meru behind. The day'sride is long and amongst Tanzanian farmland and the Massai steppe: it is scenic with many cultural interactions as the rides goes along.

You will likely make use of the cooler hours in the morning and try to cover as much ground as possible. Lunch is served under a big acacia tree, sometimes near to a dam where the Massai water their cattle. The horses also have the opportunity to have a drink. You will have a long stop for lunch, with time for a siesta to regain some strength. The afternoon sees you entering into rich wildlife areas again, continuing across opened plains, making sure you reach camp before the sun hits the horizon.

Day 5: AMBOSELI PANS - 4-6 hours riding

Accommodation : SAFARI CAMP TANZANIA

Early wake up with coffee and tea before a bush breakfast is served. The day will be spent tracking the biggest land living mammal: the elephants. The terrain differs from thick scrublands to acacia woodland. You will return to camp for lunch and head out for another ride in the afternoon. Before sunset, you return to camp to enjoy another night in this remote and remarkable place on earth.

Day 6: AMBOSELI PANS - 4-6 hours riding

Accommodation : SAFARI CAMP TANZANIA

The safari starts heading towards the so-called Seven Sisters. After crossing the seven hills (Seven Sisters) you ride through Sinya Village and continue towards lunch, served under a shady tree. The terrain varies from opened grassland to beautiful canopy forests. The day offers good chance of seeing plains game such as zebras, giraffes and wildebeests but most important is the presence of the shy antelope - the Gerenuk.

The night is spent between the four powerful mountains, Mt Meru, Namanga, Longido and the most legendary of all, Mt Kilimanjaro.

Day 7: AMBOSELI - 4-6 hours riding

Accommodation : SAFARI CAMP TANZANIA

Wake up with the sun, then ride towards the Kenyan border. This day will be spent tracking the footsteps of the elephants. The night will be spent overlooking the pans with its plains game on constant alert for predators.

Day 8: AMBOSELI - ARUSHA - 2-3 hours riding

After a leisurely breakfast, it is time to set off on your very last ride in the Tanzanian wilderness. You will be back at the Camp on time for lunch, followed by your transfer back to Arusha (c. 3 hours drive).

A room will be made available at the Polo Club for the afternoon, before heading back to Kilimanjaro Airport and your flight back to the UK.

Day 9: London -

Arrive back to London

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YOUR ADVISOR

Did you know?

On this horseback safari you ride through the Enduimet Wildlife Management Area (EWMA) which lies in the Longido district of Tanzania, near the border with Kenya. Situated between the national parks of Amboseli and Kilimanjaro, the EWMA serves as an important trans-national migratory route and dispersal area for many species of wildlife, in particular the elephant. It remains the only corridor that connects to the Kilimanjaro ecosystem. The Enduimet area is also home to 17,000 people with the dominant ethnic group being Ilkisongo Masai, who cultivate the land for agriculture and cattle.

The EWMA has rangers which frequently patrol the corridor to provide access for wildlife to move from Kilimanjaro to Amboseli. These rangers help to prevent poaching, and the Enduimet corridor lost no elephant to poachers in 2013 - proof that community based conservation can work.